The first alarm rang in February, a warning from thousands of miles away. Jiangsu Suning was one of the mainstays of that strange period, five or six years ago, when soccer awoke — almost overnight — to discover that China had arrived, its pockets bottomless and its ambitions unchecked, intentContinue Reading

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Of all the Giants’ signings from their $200 million free agency splurge, perhaps none is as important as Adoree’ Jackson, whom the team expects to improve a secondary long yearning for a credible No. 2 cornerback. Deployed opposite the Pro Bowler James Bradberry, Jackson, who signedContinue Reading

A Los Angeles judge on Thursday dissolved a temporary restraining order against Trevor Bauer, a star pitcher for the Dodgers, and rejected a request by a woman who had accused him of assaulting her during sex to have a more permanent one issued against him. Bauer, 30, has been underContinue Reading

As European soccer clubs continue to count the costs of a global pandemic that has led teams large and small into financial distress, European soccer’s governing body is preparing to establish a relief fund of as much as $7 billion to help struggling teams manage their growing debts. The plan,Continue Reading

Nike confirmed Tuesday that it had renamed the Alberto Salazar Building on its Beaverton, Ore., campus, whose namesake was the famed distance running coach who has been barred from the sport for sexual and emotional misconduct. The change is a stunning and perhaps complete termination of the relationship between NikeContinue Reading

Carli Lloyd, a former world player of the year who was one of the United States women’s national team’s career leaders in goals, games and honors, announced her retirement from soccer at age 39 on Monday. Lloyd will finish the season with her National Women’s Soccer League team, Gotham F.C.,Continue Reading